Applying IE Setings via GPO on Computer side

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I am wondering is there a way to apply IE Use Automatic Configuration Script on the computer side rather than user side when setting via a GPO?  I know how to do it via Preferences and/or reg key, but only on user side.

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Brian MurphySenior Information Technology Consultant

You might be remembering the "IE Maintenance GPO" where you could configure this setting in that location.

Unfortunately, this was deprecated in IE 10.

What are you trying to achieve?  Have you considered centralized PAC file?  

It really comes down to main objective and PAC file is useful or WPAD if your using a "Proxy".  Their are proxies that are open source as well and this would improve your security posture.
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The setting can be found under group policy preferences / internet settings / internet explorer 10
Find it under user configuration / user preferences
If setting needs to be applied on all computers, apply policy on ou containing computers and enable gpo loop back processing mode in replace mode
The settings can be found under computer configuration / administrative templates / system / group policy in same policy

Setting will ensure that policy will apply to all users regardless which computer they logon
Shaun VermaakSenior Consultant
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I prefer GPO registry preferences
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\AutoConfigURL

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We are going to wind up doing this through SEP client

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